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ukBathrooms Our New Site

It’s a new era here at ukBathrooms today we have launched our brand new shiny site, doesn’t it look great? It’s been a good while in coming, we had our previous site for six years, for us that design was just getting a bit too old. We wanted something new, fresh and modern so we took the plunge in 2012 to start working on a new design, with Bronco.

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The first step was to create our new logo, which as you know we introduced last month, which was designed by Sharp, who also worked on the colour scheme, icons and text which were the foundations of our new design. Bronco designed our first website in 2007, then again a year later in 2008. Since then they have been constantly updating the website, altering it and adding new aspects until it became pretty bulky.

We had a vision for our new website it had to be:

  • A responsive design
  • A familiarity for our customers
  • Sleek and sharp
  • Easy to use
  • Provide a clear message to our customers
  • Quality
  • Have conversion rate optimisation

Not too much really! The basis of the redesign was to focus on Lifestyle, an attainable lifestyle for ukBathrooms customers. A website that would encourage visitors to not only buy from us (our unbeatable prices help with that) but also come back for all their bathroom needs and recommend to friends and family. Our main aim was to have a responsive design, so the website is functional not only on desktops, but tablet devices and mobile phones. Many of our customers now visit on tablets and mobiles, especially when out and about, so we wanted to make sure our site looked and worked well on these devices.

With all these changes, we also wanted to keep some familiarity for our customers, we haven’t changed as a company it’s just our website looks different. You can still find the same great prices on quality bathroom products, helpful service and speedy delivery from us here at ukBathrooms. We just made the website easier to use and much more user friendly. Our product pages include more details, our images are bigger and we have added easy to use filters which makes searching for the right product so much easier.

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We also know how much our customers love the social side of our website, we have added easy to use social buttons, so you can easily keep up with all the latest news, reviews and offers.  So if you like the look of our new website, then please share it among your friends and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Thanks ukBathrooms

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UK Bathrooms Christmas Orders and Opening Hours

With Christmas on its way our UK Bathroom elves are busy working away to ensure your orders get to you in time for Christmas.

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UK Bathrooms will be closed between on 20th December at 12 o’clock and 9am, January 2nd 2014. However our website will be available for you to check out our fantastic range.

If you have any queries regarding Christmas delivery please don’t hesitate to contact us and have a wonderful Christmas!

 

UK Bathrooms Movember Update – The Result

So after a month of growth for Movember we can see what the guys have accomplished. There are no bushy beards and no one managed to achieve a Salvador Dali tash however it wasn’t a bad effort from all. The winner with the best tash is David Laugher the general consensus in the office is that he’s got the best ‘tash and looks like a movie villain! Everyone put in a sterling effort and we raised a lot of awareness which is the main aim. And we also want to give a special mention to Declan, who at least tried….. Better luck next year Dec!

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UK Bathrooms Movember Update – The Final Stretch

Not long until the end of Movember and already we can sort the men from the boys! With the moustache growth for November. For the photo op this week, we included Declan (not that there’s much need, doesn’t look much different) and then David, was a bit shy at showing off his growth preferring to hide it behind his festive reindeer scarf!

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However we did get a small shot san’s scarf and well not much growth here, perhaps its better kept behind that nice scarf!

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Hopefully some of the guys get a bit of a growth spurt next week!

UK Bathrooms Movember Update – Sporting some Good facial fuzz

Two weeks down and the guys at UK Bathrooms have got some good growth. Declan wasn’t in for the weekly photo op, so we such in last week’s cutting. To be fair he is the slowest grower of facial hair so he probably would have only had a post it on again!

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UK Bathrooms: Growing a Moustache for Movember

November see’s the start of Movember, the month long campaign which raises money and bring’s awareness to men’s health problems, in particular, prostate cancer. During Movember, men are invited to grow a moustache for charity and for those who already have one, or are bearded, they shave off theirs, and start a fresh.

Many people either on their own, with friends or work colleagues, grow moustaches to raise money for Movember. This year the guys at UK Bathrooms are taking part, hoping to raise money for this worthwhile cause.

It’s all about having fun, for a serious cause, men’s health. Gaining awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. These areas need lots of funding and Movember goes some way to help. The funded programmes that Movember supports include; Awareness & Education, Living with Prostate Cancer and Research. More information and ways to help can be found at: uk.movember.com.

So we thought we would share their facial hair growing journey with you, asking for your support to help them grow the best moustaches they can!

This year we have (Left to right) Declan Creswell, Josh Gilman, Mark Walters, David Laugher and Ryan McCartney:

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The guys are taking inspiration from Salvador Dali:

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Check back every Friday for our weekly updates to see how the guys are getting on. For more updates, check out our Twitter and Facebook pages.

UK Bathrooms Wall Hung Toilet Suites

We aim to provide you with a one stop toilet shop, for wall hung toilets. You are now able to purchase wall hung toilet suites on our website which include; toilet with seat and cover, frame, cistern and flush plate. There are a number of variations available to suit your bathroom needs.

Here at UK Bathrooms we sell a wide range of top quality toilets from leading bathroom manufacturers which are included in this selection. Items sold as part of the toilet suite package not only save you time when ordering and convenient, but will also save you money. With the wall hung toilets including fixtures and fittings being cheaper when bought as part of a package from our site.

Choose from Vitra, Roca or Laufen wall hung toilets and either a high quality Geberit UP200 0.82m frame (low height) coupled with a KAPPA20 dual flush plate in chrome or a Geberit UP320 1.12m frame coupled with a SIGMA01 dual flush plate also in chrome.

Wall hung toilets are a convenient option for any modern bathroom, as well as being stylish, they are also practical, fitted with water saving duel flush systems. Save money with UK Bathrooms.

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Kelly Hoppen Partnership with Crosswater – coming soon to UK Bathrooms

Crosswater, one of UK Bathrooms’ popular ranges, has recently collaborated with world renowned interior designer, Kelly Hoppen, on a collection of stylish yet functional bathroom necessities. KH Zero 1 incorporates elements of Kelly’s signature style with modern functionality aiming ‘to create a sublime bathroom that is enjoyable and workable’.

This collection is the first in a highly anticipated series of partnerships with Crosswater that will be introduced through 2013/14. August 2013 has seen the release of products such as a range of sleek basin taps in three heights including Crosswater’s infamous Mini sizing and an innovative floor standing bath shower mixer. The partnership will continue over the next twelve months with Kelly Hoppen and Crosswater collaborating to design a total of four brand new brassware collections.

In the past, Kelly Hoppen has designed for famous clients such as David and Victoria Beckham, and is recognised for her fusion of ‘East meets West’ characterised with a neutral colour palette and sleek designs. See more of her interior designs, here.

The KH Zero 1 range, including the basin taps, bath shower mixer and thermostatic shower valves will be available for purchase through UK Bathrooms soon. In the meantime, UK Bathrooms can be contacted at sales@ukbathrooms.com for any sales or marketing queries.

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Grand Designs Watch – The Underground House

Episode 2 of the latest Grand Designs series see London couple building a Hollywood Hills style mansion in the heart of the capital. Not really the place you would expect. However to fit their house of their dreams into the small plot of land they bought one floor is to be underground.

The logistics of the project see them pushing their neighbours to the limit, by excavating into their land, which see knocking down the walls of their 17 neighbours. It’s fraught with delays and lots of negotiations with everyone individually. The project is scheduled to take a year, but as you know with all projects, they rarely finish on time or even before time.

The ambitious project saw the couple adding underground, a swimming pool, gym, nanny flat and a guest bedroom using natural light from above. Their project for a Hollywood Hills style home is set on a budget so that means some things will be sacrifices, the question is what?

The sleek and modern bathroom, is high style and high function. Something that wouldn’t be a miss in a celebrity bathroom in Hollywood. Adding the much needed light is an illuminated mirror from Roper Rhodes, with other accents being supplied from Phoenix, Grohe and Crosswater with the fixtures and fittings. You can find these great pieces on our Grand Designs page if you want to recreate this stylish look for your home.

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For more Grand Designs Inspiration, check out our Pinterest Featured on: Grand Designs board.